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People are People

by | Mar 12, 2018

I can’t understand
What makes a man
Hate another man
Help me understand

I was watching a documentary the other day about Depeche Mode and how they have influenced the youth back in the DDR (East Germany) back in the mid 80’s and this song obviously got played during the show. Although I was only 10ish when this song was a hit, I do remember later on reading the lyrics and translating them into German, to really understand what they were singing about. Even then on a basic level I was impressed by this song.

I was brought up to respect anyone no matter their skin colour or likes/dislikes. Get to know them first before making a judgement.

Sadly, while watching this documentary it was apparent to me how relevant this song still is. Doesn’t it feel like we still haven’t found a way to accept each other? To try to understand each other better? Find more harmony in society in general? Honestly, I am not perfect and still have so much learn, yet I am sick of ignorance and blame. It is always someone else’s fault or there is nothing we can do about a situation to change it.

Really?! Why hate? Why dislike? Why judge? Is it the unknown? Like with religion or faith..whatever you call it…because we don’t understand it we automatically dislike or even hate it?! Or sexuality. Who really cares if you love the same sex or not. As long as it’s love it shouldn’t matter.

I could go on about this, but I won’t. What I would really love for you to do is listen to this song, then take five minutes or more and think about WHY we hate/dislike and HOW each and every one of us can make a small difference.

Again, music or a song can change us, our lives and our environment…if we listen and take action.

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